know to be true.
Declare what you
The Intuitive Writing Project
I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN WRITE
THE STORY OF
MY LIFE AND SAY
WHAT IT MEANS.
— DOROTHY ALLISON
At the Intuitive Writing Project, we lead writing-based empowerment programs for teenage girls.
in the wisdom and power of women and girls. We believe that everyone has their own intuitive wisdom—and that we access it when we write. We believe in the strength of sisterhood, the catharsis of writing, and the magic that happens when we all write together. We believe that writing is both the way in and the way through, that when we write we discover who we are, what we need and how we want to live. We believe in confidence-building from the inside out, affirming the brilliance and power of each girl, as a unique individual. We believe that writing cultivates self-knowledge which cultivates self-esteem which is the foundation of all true happiness and success. We believe confident young women become the leaders and change-makers our world needs most. At the Intuitive Writing Project, we envision a world in which every girl has the confidence to direct her own life—to realize her value, trust her voice, and declare what she knows to be true.
What Girls & Parents Say
THE VOICE OF
THE REAL SELF.
— Leonard Bosman
"You have done SO much for my daughter’s confidence and self discovery through your appreciation of her writing and encouraging her to speak from her true self and her true voice. Thank you for providing her and all your young writers a safe place to be their real self without judgment. It makes me happy to see her thriving as a writer and connecting with other girls who share a similar gift and experience through you!” —TIWP parent, Orinda
“Now I am 200% more confident about who I am. I feel more more powerful and in touch with myself. This class helped me find myself, and alleviate my teenage angst by providing a level of love and friendship I have never experienced before.” —TIWP student, age 15
“The Intuitive Writing Project has affected me in such an amazing way and has helped me on so many levels. I’ve really learned to be true to myself and to know my worth. As a teenage girl, things can be pretty tough and confusing sometimes, but this program has taught me how to find clarity through writing. Now I feel more empowered as a girl and as a person. I know I will carry what I’ve learned with me throughout my life.” —TIWP student, age 17
“Once again, I have to share with you how absolutely wonderful your class is for my daughter. In such a short time you have made a profound impact on her. It’s not just the writing topics, but you, personally, she raves about. She says you just “get it”. Sometimes she shares her writing and sometimes not, but the weekly topics have created so many interesting conversations between us at home. Her personal growth is noteworthy. As a parent, it feels gratifying to have made the right decision [in choosing] your program. Thank you.” —TIWP parent, Orinda
“It’s the best part of my week! I love being able to share my thoughts and feelings with no judgment, and I love expanding my knowledge…I feel more validated as a person and very secure with myself.” —TIWP student, age 14
At the Intuitive Writing Project, we strive to walk our talk. Our organization is run on the principles of feminine leadership, always acknowledging and appreciating the immense wisdom, power and talents of each individual.
You can read more about our fabulous teachers HERE:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Treasurer of the Board: Molly Peterson
Secretary of the Board: Dina Varellas